A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes
By Marcus Gardley
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham
A Tricycle Theatre production
Award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley returns to the Tricycle Theatre following 2014’s critically-acclaimed The House That Will Not Stand. This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a wicked new comedy that rocks the foundations of trust, faith and redemption.
Given just days to live, multi-millionaire Archibald Organdy puts his faith in the flamboyant Archbishop Tardimus Toof, a prophet, preacher and part-time masseur who arrives in Atlanta from the deep, deep south.
Toof promises to absolve Archibald’s sins and heal his disease, but his family suspect there’s more to this healer than faith, virtue and snakeskin shoes.
Lucian Msamati stars as Archbishop Tardimus Toof alongside Sharon D. Clarke as Lady Toof. The Tricycle Theatre’s Olivier-Award winning Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham (Multitudes, Red Velvet, Handbagged, The House That Will Not Stand) directs.
‘A laudable, hilarious and intensely moving offering’
‘The riptide speed of Indhu Rubasingham’s production… stacks of sass and say-it-to-the-hand attitude’
‘A script that bites, and a cast that sparkles’
‘Raucous and funny’
‘Gardley’s writing is highly effective and flows superbly…incredibly funny’
‘Full of jet-fuelled prose and raucous hilarity’
‘Gardley writes with tremendous verve‘
‘Played with dynamic fervour and malevolence by Lucian Msamati’
‘Msamati is terrific’
‘The show is a riot’
‘Gardley writes like a good angel’
‘The cast are excellent and the script crackles with inventive frivolity’
‘Proves Marcus Gardley a real writing talent’